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Old 07-19-2016, 05:30 PM   #741
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Ok somewhere in this string that is too long long to read anymore is a post about skirting coming off. So we are ready to depart on a long cross 6 states and 3 provinces trip and I notice the caulking on the strip of skirting in front of the door is all coming off. Obviously it's flexing while driving. Glad I saw it before we set out. The screws holding the skirting too the wall where 5 feet aperture. The aluminum brackets underneath where 6 feet apart. So I added 2 more brackets and more screws. Will need to touch up the caulking later but at least I won't be loosing or damaging the skirting.
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:13 PM   #742
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That was me.....in the first hour of ownership. That is the same section that I lost. You are headed down the right road. Additional brackets solved the problem.
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:50 PM   #743
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Saw a Flagstaff that had survived a NY to CA to NY in 2008 with the skirting cracked along the slideout. When I got home I made a reinforcement with a flange welded to it and installed on the front and rear of the slideout of our new 2008 Flagstaff. When we traded it in for the 2012 5er, I removed the reinforcements and re-installed on our 5er. Our oldest son tig welded the reinforcements.
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:40 PM   #744
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That was me.....in the first hour of ownership. That is the same section that I lost. You are headed down the right road. Additional brackets solved the problem.
Well thanks, even though I could not find the post the memory of it came in very helpful.

Any idea what type of caulking to use. I amd running out of time before the trip and can patch that up later.
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Saw a Flagstaff that had survived a NY to CA to NY in 2008 with the skirting cracked along the slideout. When I got home I made a reinforcement with a flange welded to it and installed on the front and rear of the slideout of our new 2008 Flagstaff. When we traded it in for the 2012 5er, I removed the reinforcements and re-installed on our 5er. Our oldest son tig welded the reinforcements.
That looks like a great mod to eliminate the flex in the skirting. I will have to find someone that can tig weld.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:30 AM   #746
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Agreed this is a good mod. The old Chevy must have served you well running over the Mountains too!
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:26 AM   #747
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I just went to Home Depot and bought a tube of brown silicone for eavestroughs. Color was real close to original, and has been on for 2 years with no issues.
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:06 AM   #748
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I may be paranoid about this but after losing my last trailer, I would rather be safe than sorry. The door in between the bedroom and the hallway looks to be separating from the wall. Is this a common happening ? Can I fix myself and be done with it or should I take it in to be looked at someone else?
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:38 AM   #749
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Flexco Step problem

We had one of the aluminum rivets shear in the first couple of months of ownership. I replaced it with a bolt, and there were no further issues. Then this past weekend this happened.


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Now I have to admit that this was a result was a result of a very large person (my wife's oldest son, 6'3 and 350 lbs.) using the unit.

I guess my concern is how I am going to brace this part so it doesn't happen again? My wife invites her son's family to camp with us EVERY time we go out. For three years now.
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Find a pc of solid rod that will fit in the tube and then re-weld the tube. Make sure the solid rod goes thru the entire length of the tube. Also replace ALL the rivets with gr 8 bolts and nyloc nuts.
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